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Tribunal Upholds Election Of Yahaya Bello As Kogi Gov


The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The majority judgment, delivered today, May 23 by Justice Kashim Kaigama, upheld Yahaya Bello’s election on the grounds that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of rigging and other malpractices in the November 16, 2019 governorship election.

Justice Kaigama, accordingly, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Engineer Musa Wada, with a cost of N500,000 each in favour of the respondents.

However, in a dissenting judgment, Justice Ohimai Obviagele held that there were evidence of massive fraud in seven local government areas and subsequently ordered for a rerun in the seven local government areas.

Details later…

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